Uno is the game of choice in our household at the moment. Miss 7 and Mr 3 like playing it over and over. Mr 3 worked out pretty quickly to say "uno" when he has one card left. It is teaching him about colours, numbers, turn taking and waiting.
Little hands have trouble holding cards. We road-tested a few options below. Some were inspired by pinterest and others by what we had around the house.
Miss 7's favourite card holder was the "cardboard brick" that has a slit that easily held her cards. Mr 3 preferred the bridge from his train track set. They both had difficulty managing the peg as they had to lay down the cards to add and take away cards. We found the egg carton with slits made down the middle worked well. The lego holder also worked well, however Miss 7 commented that others could see her cards easily. The shoebox worked on the floor as the cards tended to lean forward.
In a therapy situation, card holders would work well with children who are impaired on one side and need a support for their cards.
Do your kids enjoy card games? Do they have difficulty holding their cards in their hands? Have you tried any of these card holders or have you got one of your own?
Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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